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Child deaths fell below 7 million in 2011 but 19,000 boys and girls under 5 still die daily

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UNITED NATIONS — The number of children under the age of five who die annually fell below 7 million in 2011, but the U.N. children’s agency says about 19,000 boys and girls are still dying every day from largely preventable causes.

A report released Wednesday night by the United Nations Children’s Fund said that four-fifths of under-five deaths last year occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. ... Read more about Child deaths fell below 7 million in 2011 but 19,000 boys and girls under 5 still die daily

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A mobile Africa: innovation is key

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Dr KF Lai, CEO of BuzzCity reveals on-the-ground insight into the mobile marketplace in Africa.

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013. Recent forecasts from Cisco revealed that the number of mobile devices will tip seven billion in 2013, outnumbering the human population, thanks to growth in developing areas, such as Asia, the Pacific and Africa. ... Read more about A mobile Africa: innovation is key

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Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Two-thirds of Americans favor increased government spending to develop solar and wind power, and spending more to develop alternative fuels for cars has the same level of support. ... Read more about Americans Support Increased Government Spending To Develop Renewable Energy Sources

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Michael Russell

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Eric Busboom

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Eric Busboom

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Director - San Diego Regional Data Library

The San Diego Regional Data Library helps civic and social organizations get the data they need to tell their stories to the public, policymakers and their funders. We acquire data, clean and publish it, and run public data analysis projects to teach citizens how to use data to better understand their communities. ... Read more about Eric Busboom

8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa

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maps that will change the way you look at Africa
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You already know that Africa isn’t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put the continent’s population, income, growth, and potential into context.

 

1. Where the world’s 7 billion live

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